Meeting Recordings

Meeting Recordings

November 2021 Members Meeting

Monthly meeting for the membership to discuss all Working Group business. We heard program updates from all attending members. We also had a presentation from Devyn Friedfel on “Stewarding Forests for Wildlife and Fire Resilience at Pepperwood Preserve”. Watch here. Short presentation from Ellie Insley on the biochar workshop begins at minute 42:45. Devyn Friedfel’s presentation begins at minute 58:00.

October 2021 Members Meeting

Monthly meeting for the membership to discuss all Working Group business. We heard program updates from all attending members and discussed public outreach activities, including a social event with members of the agricultural community, workshop on riparian fuels management, biochar demonstration, field tour at Pepperwood Preserve to show fuels management and monitoring in the burn zone, field tour at coastal forest to examine challenges to forest health, and more. Watch here.

September 2021 Members Meeting

Monthly meeting for the membership to discuss all Working Group business. We heard program updates from all attending members. Discussed outcome of 20-21 Cal Fire Fire Prevention Grant awards and to continue planning pre-fire forest stewardship field trips. Watch here.

August 2021 Members Meeting

Monthly meeting for the membership to discuss all Working Group business. We heard program updates from all attending members and discussed public outreach activities, including a social event with members of the agricultural community, workshop on riparian fuels management, biochar demonstration, field tour at Pepperwood Preserve to show fuels management and monitoring in the burn zone, field tour at coastal forest to examine challenges to forest health, and more. Watch here.

July 2021 Members Meeting

Monthly meeting for the membership to discuss all Working Group business. Special speaker at this meeting was Fire Chief Marshall Turbeville, chief of the Geyserville-based Northern Sonoma County Fire District and also a Cal Fire battalion chief, who presented on the outlook for the 2021 Fire Season. Presentation begins at 1:44:00. Watch the full meeting here.

June 2021 Members Meeting

View the recorded June meeting, in which members discuss Working Group business and we hear from Sonoma Ag + Open Space staff on the Vital Lands Initiative (presentation begins at hour 1:21:00). Watch the full meeting here.

May 2021 Members Meeting

View the recorded May meeting, in which members discuss Working Group business and we hear from special speaker Tosha Comendant, from Pepperwood Preserve, presenting on the new Wildfire Fuel Mapper tool. Presentation begins at 1:25:00. Watch the full meeting here.

April 2021 Members Meeting

Monthly meeting for the membership to discuss all Working Group business. Special guests at this meeting were Chief Ben Nicholls, Sonoma County Operations Chief and Chief Tom Knecht, Pre-Fire Division Chief of the Vegetation Management Program, for the CAL FIRE Sonoma Lake Napa Unit. They took questions about the Spring 2021 CAL FIRE grant programs. Presentation from CAL FIRE Chief Tom Knecht on 2021 CAL FIRE grant program begins at 24:00. Watch the full meeting here.

March 2021 Members Meeting

Monthly meeting for the membership to discuss all Working Group business. In this meeting we heard member updates and public comments. We discussed outreach activities, the 2021-2022 Two Year Work Plan, and funding opportunities. Watch the full meeting here.

February 2021 Members Meeting

Monthly meeting for the membership to discuss all Working Group business. Special speaker at this meeting was Peter Lecourt, Forest Manager for Pacific Union College and Board Member of the Napa Communities Firewise Foundation. His presentation, “Pacific Union College Demonstration and Experimental Forest at Angwin, an Overview” discussed the management approach and variety of projects and treatments used on the PUC forest, including timber harvest, shaded fuel breaks, prescribed fire and thinning. Jump to 1:34:00 for the Special presentation. Watch the full meeting here.

January 2021 Members Meeting

Monthly meeting for the membership to discuss all Working Group business. This month, we drafted our 2021-2022 Two Year Work Plan. Watch the full meeting here.

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